Bicycling

Davis Vanguard
Looking Ahead: Ten Key Issues for 2015

Dec 31, 2014

While we can look back at 2014 as bringing us some surprising happenings on the local scene. Who would have guessed this time last year, our city manager would have left and we would have spent much of 2014 trying to find his replacement. We had a critical council election, a surprise resignation on...

Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Fifth Street Probably Still Needs Some Tweaks

Dec 30, 2014

For years, we debated, discussed, and some went as far as fearing the Fifth Street Redesign. After years of debate, the redesign became reality. For the most part it has come off without major problems or major complaints. There are small changes on the way, for instance better signage as the road shifts from...

Davis Vanguard
Monday Morning Thoughts: Transportation and Employee Compensation Issues

Dec 29, 2014
Monday Morning Thoughts: Transportation and Employee Compensation Issues

 The results from the recently released UC Davis Campus Travel survey are encouraging. The results from the 2013-14 survey show that around 47% of the people traveling to campus on an average weekday commute by bike, whereas only 24% drive alone. That represents nearly a 25% increase from 2007 when 38% of commuters used...

Davis Vanguard
Commentary: Employee Morale is Becoming a Crisis For the City

Dec 24, 2014

This week Mayor Dan Wolk and Mayor Pro Tem Robb Davis put out a piece on that laid out six months of accomplishments, when they get to employee morale, they write, “With the addition of our new city manager, a new City Council in place and the improving budget picture, employee morale is slowly...

Davis Vanguard
My View: B Street Safety Over Convenience?

Nov 22, 2014
My View: B Street Safety Over Convenience?

While we applaud the Davis City Council for looking towards better conflict resolution models, with regards to safety concerns on B Street, it would appear we need to start with properly and adequately diagnosing the problem. Yesterday morning after writing on the council meeting, I drove the route a few times. One of the...

Davis Vanguard
Council Takes Community Dialogue Approach on B Street Striping

Nov 21, 2014
Council Takes Community Dialogue Approach on B Street Striping

While an overwhelming number of resident expressed concerns about the safety risks involved with the parking configurations along B Street between 7th and 8th, the city council pulled back to take a more community dialogue based approach on Tuesday night. Councilmember Brett Lee said, “I think there is an issue on B St between...

Davis Vanguard
Commentary: As City Upgrades Bicycling Infrastructure, Concerns About Safety and Conduct Continue

Nov 13, 2014

Davis has long been known as a bicycling mecca, it houses the US Bicycling Hall of Fame, and it continues to move toward “Beyond Platinum Status.” At the same time, Davis has finally finished renovations to make major east-west arterial Fifth Street more accessible to bikes, and is spending several millions on bike lane...

The Sacramento Bee
Cell phones help Roseville police recover stolen bike

A quick-thinking theft victim and some smart cops with smartphones helped recover a stolen bike in Roseville. The episode began about 1:30 p.m. Monday on the 300 block of Cirby Way when a woman saw somebody riding away with a bike she had borrowed ...

The Sacramento Bee
Pedestrian hit by cyclist files $3.5 million claim against Sacramento city

A midtown Sacramento resident who was seriously injured when struck by a cyclist earlier this year has filed a $3.5 million claim against the city, saying the city’s bicycling law is confusing and is creating a dangerous situation.

Hilary Abramson was struck from behind by a bicyclist while walking on the...

The Sacramento Bee
Jerry Brown signs bill for bike lane fee

Sep 21, 2014

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that would allow local voters to consider a yearly fee on vehicle registrations to build bike lanes, bike lockers and other bicycle facilities. Without comment, the Democratic governor approved Senate Bill 1183 by...

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